locomotive locomotive  /ˌloʊ kə ˈmoʊ tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
  2. (adj) of or relating to locomotion

Usage(s):

  1. The coal and nuclear plants that have served us so far are like steam locomotives: they were a great idea until something better came along.
  2. A locomotive and a Queen stood side by side at Resita, Roumania.

News

  1. 'Big Boy' move to Frisco delayed, no new relocation date announced

    The relocation of Union Pacific No. 4018 "Big Boy" steam locomotive from Fair Park to Frisco was delayed on Saturday. Big Boy was previously scheduled to move to Frisco on Sunday. Photo by Kaitlin Pennell.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Frisco Enterprise

  2. Gym floor farewell

    Celebrating 50 years of Laurel Locomotive sports, city dignitaries, school board members and administrators gathered to bid farewell to the inch-thick maple floor, Friday, June 14. Crews began the orderly demolition of the floor on Tuesday, June 18. The wood, which will be cut into 8’x 4’ pieces, will be sold for $16 each or 50 cents per square foot. According to Superintendent Tim Bronk, the ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Laurel Outlook

  3. Nicely wins in Fx2 photography show in Clifton Forge with Nickel Plate 765 Steam Locomotive pic

    The photo that Steven N. Nicely, Jr of Northern Botetourt won first place in the Fx2 photography contest is of the Nickel Plate 765 Steam Locomotive. “It is one of the two steam locomotives that have been running special excursions in VA, TN, PA , WVA and NC with the Norfolk Southern Rail Road. Steven [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

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Quotes

  1. "With the strength of the Canadian economy, Mr. Harper can be the little engine that could," said John Kirton, director of the University of Toronto's G8 and G20 research groups. "Not a great global locomotive, but a globally relevant...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: John Kirton Source: National Post

  2. "You see this country has changed enormously," Vicente del Bosque, Spain's national soccer coach, said. "We are in the world. We are in Europe. We are privileged citizens to have so many sportsmen. Football is the locomotive for all sports....
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: New York Times

  3. "The last couple of times we played the Clippers, Sam got off to quick starts. But Ricky has the energy of a locomotive and he did a great job on Sam," Garnett said. "The Clippers aren't the most passive team, and we know Sam gets that team...
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Kevin Garnett Source: USA Today

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